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Tendulkar to miss Windies tour

Yet to recover from surgery, Sachin will go to London for further treatment.

india Updated: May 23, 2006 19:36 IST

India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has been ruled out of next month's Test series in the West Indies as he has not recovered completely from a shoulder surgery.

"As far as the Board is concerned, Sachin is not going to the West Indies as we feel he is not 100 per cent fit," BCCI Secretary Niranjan Shah said on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old Tendulkar, India's most capped Test player, was to undergo a fitness test on Tuesday to determine his availability for the four-Test series beginning on June 2.

But he did not bat at the net session, which was being watched by chairman of selectors Kiran More, former India physiotherapist Andrew Leipus and Board officials.

"Sachin will go to London to consult with Andrew Wallace. He will continue with his rehabilitation," Shah said.

Wallace is the surgeon who performed Tendulkar's shoulder operation.

"We will review his condition after two or three weeks. If the team management in the West Indies wants his services, and if he has recovered fully then, we'll send him."

Tendulkar has not played since the final Test defeat against England at his home ground of Mumbai in mid-March, after which he had the surgery.

The premier batsman, who resumed mild net sessions on May 10, also spent five days testing his injured shoulder at the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai.